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Category: Theatre

Theatre review: The Enemy misses its mark

The Enemy, a contemporary adaptation of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, asks us to consider what it means to…

The [Organization] literally takes audiences inside the toxic work environment

Site-specific theatre exploded in Vancouver about twenty years ago, with artists doing shows in laundromats, parks, warehouses, parking garages, and…

Theatre review: The How and the Why enlightens and entertains while continuing to ask questions

Sarah Treem’s The How and the Why supplies no easy, glib answers.  Instead, it leads the audience on a voyage…

Theatre review: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is all about the music

Given Carole King's prolific discography, it was inevitable there would be a musical based on her work. But rather than go…

Theatre review: Empire of the Son is a sensory feast

Using video playback, audio recordings, clown, and dance, Tetsuro Shigematsu weaves his father’s legacy through his own in a deft…

Sex, shame, transformation (and synchronized swimming)

Studio 58, the professional theatre school at Vancouver's Langara College, continues its season with Amy Rutherford's Mortified.  Presented in association with…

Theatre review: SmallWaR is quietly poignant

Valentijn Dhaenens’s SmallWaR has come full circle. Originally produced at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 to mark the 100th anniversary…

Much Ado about love (and community)

After creating and appearing in some of the most inventive productions at Bard on the Beach, including most recently a…

Kaylee Harwood (Part II): from Broadway to Beautiful and home again

In the first half of our interview with Kaylee Harwood last week, we followed her journey from Vancouver to the…

Science gets personal in Sarah Treem’s The How and the Why

Theories about why women menstruate may sound like an unusual foundation on which to build a theatrical story, but it…